Kansas Jayhawks News: NBA Draft And World University Games


Kansas Jayhawks news has understandably focused on the NBA Draft and the World University Games. Despite it being summer time, the Jayhawks are making plenty of headlines — good and bad.

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Kelly Oubre, Jr. and Cliff Alexander were both expected to be taken in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Oubre went one selection after the coveted lottery, but Alexander found himself on the outside looking in, after becoming just the second top-five high school recruit since Rivals.com rankings were released to not hear his name called at the draft.

Oubre was taken by the Atlanta Hawks, but quickly traded to the Washington Wizards, where he will join former Jayhawks Paul Pierce and Drew Gooden. Alexander will be working toward earning a free agent contract with an NBA summer team.

On a more positive note, the Jayhawks/Team USA won both of its exhibitions against Team Canada in preparation for the World University Games. You can catch all of the action on ESPNU beginning July 3. Your guide to the Games is below.

Check out some Jayhawk articles around Fansided.com.

Kelly Oubre Drafted By Atlanta, Traded To Atlanta [KC Kingdom]

"There was never a question if Kelly Oubre, Jr. had the talent to play in the NBA when he was a member of the Kansas Jayhawks.The only question was where he would be drafted."

Kansas Jayhawks: Cliff Alexander Undrafted [KC Kingdom]

"Cliff Alexander never heard his name called.While there was controversy surrounding his name, it was thought that Alexander wascertainly a second-round pick, and if he was lucky would find himself chosen in the late first round of the 2015 NBA Draft."

Kansas Jayhawks: Your Guide To The World University Games [KC Kingdom]

"It’s basically the Kansas Jayhawks vs. The World.At least it’s that way in the men’s basketball version of The World University Games which begins July 4 in the South Korean city of Gwangju."

Mason Leads Jayhawks In World University Games Exhibition [Busting Brackets]

"In their first of two exhibition games in preparation for the World University Games, the Kansas Jayhawks got off to a lackluster start, but eventually came out with a 91-83 victory over Team Canada in front of 8,000 Jayhawk fans at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo."

Here is some more Kansas Jayhawks news from around the internet.

KU’s Oubre Was a Diamond At The NBA Draft, But Alexander Sure Got It Rough [Fox Sports]

"“I actually liked it,” coach Bill Self said late Tuesday night when asked about the glittering shoes sported by small forward Kelly Oubre Jr., former KU freshman and the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. “I thought they were pretty sharp. I thought he looked good.”"

Cliff Alexander Goes From Top 5 Recruit To Undrafted In One Year [Yahoo! Sports]

"In the first 11 NBA drafts since Rivals.com began ranking high school basketball prospects, ex-Tennessee wing Scotty Hopson had been the only top-five recruit to go unselected.Hopson finally has company on that not-so-illustrious list."

Kansas Claims First Exhibition Win For USA [KU Athletics]

"Shorter shot clock and longer three-point range – but basketball is basketball.Frank Mason III‘s 28-point performance served as the perfect reminder that the long wait between seasons is over. Kansas began its dual role as the USA National Team in a 91-83 exhibition victory against Team Canada Tuesday night inside Sprint Center."